Loyola University Maryland

Office of Human Resources

Graduate Assistantship Vacancy

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York Road Initiative/Mission Integration

Loyola University Maryland is currently executing its strategic plan entitled “Grounded in tradition, Educating for the future.”  A major component of the plan is a more meaningful engagement with the Govans communities that surround Loyola.  Specifically, Loyola intends to take a leadership role in the development of a plan to improve the quality of life for those living, working and learning in the York Road corridor focused in the areas of youth development, commercial corridor development, and building area civic capacity.

The graduate assistant will work the office of the York Road Initiative and Mission Integration to support efforts to integrate and communicate Jesuit mission in the York Road Initiative and to support existing and expand programs and projects on the ground.
Hours & Wages

15 hours a week; September through May (can be flexible)

$3375 per semester, following a 50 percent stipend and 50 percent scholarship model ($1687.50 will automatically go towards tuition, $1687.50 will be provided as a stipend).    

This amount is based on 225 hours/semester.  It may be prorated depending on when position is filled and how many hours of work will actually be completed during the semester.
  • Must be enrolled as a graduate student at Loyola University.
  • Experience working in an urban setting working with diverse populations.
  • Interest in community and economic development, urban policies and programs, or asset based development.
  • Interest in Jesuit pedagogy, community-based work in an academic setting, including community service.
  • Requires excellent verbal and written communication skills, attention to details and organization, and ability to work with little supervision.
  • Ability and willingness to work with diverse community members, students, faculty and administrators during flexible working hours, including nights and an occasional weekend, and perhaps while getting your hands dirty (literally).
  • Developing resources for faculty, students and staff to see connections between Jesuit higher education, mission, and urban engagement.
  • Collecting and updating materials to inform the internal and external communities of projects, programs, and efforts underway, including website development and updating.
  • Best practice research, including survey design and implementation.
  • Participation in and program support for York Road community groups, faculty and student projects, including administrative, organizational, and oversight.
  • Participation in local community and business meetings and other meetings as needed.
  • Provide general office support as needed.
  • Participate in supervisory meetings.
Contact Information

Erin O'Keefe, Government and Community Relations & Trustee Affairs - Director, York Road Revitalization Program x2699

Peg McKibbin, Mission Integration Office - Program Assistant for Mission Integration x2030

Graduate Assistant Employment Application